I am a North Vancouver Doula supporting mamas and families in Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities area.
I was born and grew up on the North Shore. I am a wife and a mother to three wonderful children, two boys and a girl, ages 18, 12 and 10. I love being a mom and enjoy work that connects me to other women embarking on the journey of motherhood themselves. In my free time I enjoy being out in nature: hiking, camping, the beach and the mountains. I am a hobbyist photographer and enjoy re-experiencing my adventures by scrapbooking them.
I have always had a fascination with pregnancy and childbirth. I studied a unit on midwifery in college which served to ignite my passion further. After my own empowering experiences of natural childbirth, I took every opportunity to join friends and family members in birthing.
I completed my DONA Birth Doula Training in 2009. I have since attended births periodically while balancing the demands of raising our own children and helping with our family business, Ferguson Moving and Storage. In the past year I have been able to commit more time to my true passion and have been honoured to attend nearly 20 births.
I enjoy expanding my knowledge in the world of birthing and natural health. I attend various birth related workshops, seminars and training as opportunities present themselves. I have audited several prenatal class series, including Lamaze and Hypnobabies. I have also been studying the benefits of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for prenatal, birth and postpartum and well as for general health. I love using oils and find them comforting and therapeutic through the birthing process. See my page on Essential Oils or purchase individual oils at mydoterra.com/mamacare.
Training and Certification:
- DONA Trained Birth Doula (2009)
- DONA Certified Birth Doula (2013)
- Douglas College 18 Hour Breastfeeding Basics Course (2013)
- Member of the Doula Services Association of BC
- Member of DONA International
- Member of the Vancouver Doula Network
- Trained for Crisis Pregnancy work with Vancouver Crisis Pregnancy Centre (2008)
Celeste at MamaCare, your North Vancouver Doula.